Happy Endings’ Zachary Knighton to Star in Fox Comedy Weird Loners
Fox is now in possession of the entire male cast of Happy Endings.
The network, which is already home to Happy alums Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project), has now recruited Zachary Knighton to star in its comedy pilot Weird Loners, TVLine has learned.
And it’s not the only new gig Knighton has landed; sources confirm that the actor is joining the cast ofParenthood as a potential love interest for Erika Christensen’s Julia (more on that later).
In Weird Loners, which tells the story of four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY., Knighton will play Stosh Lewandowski, a whip-smart and rakishly handsome sales rep with a cynical edge. He’s an inveterate womanizer whose knee-jerk seductions always have him in hot water. Fired for sleeping with his boss’ fiancee, Stosh is essentially homeless when he finds a welcome place to stay with his cousin, Eric, whom he hasn’t seen since they were just kids.
King of Queens scribe Michael Weithorn penned the script.
On Parenthood, Knighton will appear in a major season-ending arc as Evan Knight, a hip new teacher at the school Kristina founded who catches the eye of Julia.
The Guys of “Happy Endings” Answer Relationship Questions
The male stars of the hit ABC show Happy Endings—Damon Wayans Jr., Zach Knighton, and Adam Pally—answer all your puzzling male-behavior questions. In detail!
Why are guys so afraid of the phone? What’s up with texting only? —Caitlin, 25 DAMON: It’s just easier. ZACH: It’s more efficient. ADAM: I hate getting a voice mail. I’m not going to listen to your message so I can hear what you’re about to tell me when I call you back. I mean, when you’re starting to date, you’re on the phone; you put your best foot forward. But if a guy is only texting you, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like you. DAMON: Unless there’s a top-out to the number of words. If he just says, “Hey,” “OK,” “Yeah,” “You up?”—no good. Just say, “I’d rather you call me.” If he likes you, he’ll adjust.
Is my husband thinking of me when he’s masturbating? And when does he even have time to? —Julie, 38 ZACH: There’s always time. ADAM: I’ve had the flu, with a 105-degree fever, and I’ve said to my wife, “Can you please go out for cough syrup?” And when she did, I jerked off. Twice. Do I think of my wife? Most of the time, no. Sometimes, yes. But, really, no. DAMON: No. Unless you haven’t seen her for a long time, you’re not going to “use” her. ADAM: And you have to masturbate. If I couldn’t, I’d be, like, a crazy person with a machete. DAMON: And an erection. A machete and a boner. ADAM: Not good.
Talking with Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton about ‘Happy Endings’ New Season
The new season of ABC’s critically-acclaimed sitcom Happy Endings is currently underway, and a few weeks ago, I had the chance to talk to stars Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton about Season Three with a bunch of other journalists. Cuthbert and Knighton play Alex and Dave on the show, the couple whose disastrous wedding kicked off the pilot episode. Now, two years in, their characters are back together, in addition to a lot of other exciting stuff that Happy Endings has in store for us this season. Cuthbert and Knighton chatted with us about racist parrots, why Kiefer Sutherland couldn’t play his 24 daughter Cuthbert’s dad in this show too, and the stiff competition Happy Endings is receiving from New Girl and Go On.
Journalist: So, what’s new this season?
Elisha Cuthbert: Us back together.
Zachary Knighton: We were gonna break up or something, but we’re still together
Cuthbert: I know! I guess they’re liking it. We’ll see. Hopefully the fans will like it.
Journalist: Is that what you guys were told, that we’ll just see where it goes as the season rolls out? Because you’ve been going back and forth since the beginning.
Cuthbert: Right, but nobody’s actually seen us together, like this, where we’re a real, real couple. We were just told off the start that it was just gonna be one of those things where we’ll see how it goes for a couple and if it’s weird then we’ll have the option to change, but so far, we’re [good].
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